Spring Cleaning with Soft Water

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Happy Spring! The windows are open, birds are chirping and it is that time of year to Spring clean!

Take a quick break from the duster and learn how soft water from Water Doctors is not just easy on your home fixtures and your hands while cleaning, but also saves you money overtime.

Hard water stains on glass.
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What are hard water stains?

Hard water stains, also known as lime scale, is the “cloudy” residue found on glasses when taken out of the dishwasher, the streaky, gritty white spots on the glass shower door or the soap scum/film on all your surfaces. All these stains are caused by hard water.

What is hard water?

Hard water contains a high level of dissolved minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, as opposed to soft water which has a low level of minerals. After a surface has been cleaned with hard water, the leftover water evaporates leaving behind the hard minerals which result in unsightly, scaly streaks. While some products, and some serious elbow grease, can help remove the stains, doing this only treats the problem…not the source.  

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How does hard water affect my investments (home or appliances) over time?

Over time hard water minerals build up in pipes, causing damage to dishwashers or washing machines or makes major appliances work harder like water heaters, creating shortened lifespans and costly fixes in the future.

How does hard water affect my Spring cleaning?

Hard water is evident on home fixtures, but have you ever wondered what it can do to your own skin or cleaning products?

Hard water does not dissolve well with home cleaning products, because those dissolved minerals, like calcium and magnesium hamper the effectiveness of many cleaning products. They prevent water from mixing with detergent to form a solution, which as a result soap scum gets left behind. So, you will not see that beautiful lather or have to use twice as much product when cleaning.

The same holds true for body soaps and shampoos. Have you ever had the feeling of being “squeaky” clean from a shower?  This is the result of soap residue that was unable to be washed away from hard water. Leaving hair and skin dry and rough.

If showering or bathing in soft water one might experience a “slippery” feeling. This is because the soft water cleanly washes away soap leaving zero residues on hair and skin. The result? Soft, hydrated, illuminating skin and hair that is scum free.

To help cut down on your Spring-cleaning time, save money on cleaning products, and to help prevent costly repairs in the future, let one of our water specialists help find the best solution for your hard water with a custom engineered water system from Water Doctors. Our specialists determine the perfect system that will remove the minerals that are unique to your water and leave you with clean, soft water that will leave your skin and appliances happy.